Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Sponge 'Babka' cake - the recipe



Some of you asked me to share the recipe for babka cake.
Babka or baba is a traditional cake in Slavic countries. Babka or baba means 'old lady' or a 'grandmother'. It's especially made with yeast and icing for Easter Sunday. More interesting information you can read on wikipedia: Babka cake

I made my babka with no yeast but with a sponge, and I made it much smaller than the usual Easter babka.


The recipe:


 

Sponge babka cake

5 eggs
150g powdered sugar  (5.3 oz)
150g wheat flour          (5.3 oz)
50g cooled melted butter  (1.75 oz)
15g cocoa                       (0.5 oz)
3 tablespoons hot water
1 teaspoon baking powder

Set the oven to 160C  (320F)
Grease the cake tin with butter (I used a bundt babka tin, but it can be any tin)




Separate egg yolks from the whites.
Pound yolks with sugar and add 3 tablespoons of hot water. Stir.
In a separate bowl beat the whites to a light froth.
Mix flour and baking powder with yolks.
Gently mix the froth with yolks and add cooled melted butter. Mix gently all together.

Pour 3/4 of the batter into a tin, the remaining 1/4 of batter mix with cocoa. Pour the cocoa batter into a tin.
Bake for 30-35 minutes.

And that's it! :)

Smacznego!

Before Easter, I will show how to make a different kind of babka.




12 comments:

  1. Dziekuje bardzo ! We always had a great time when we visited Poland, met some extremely nice people and always ate very well. I'm looking forward to trying the recipe ! Where exactly are you from ?

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  2. Mazovia, east-central Poland, I'm from a town near Warsaw. I'm glad that you had a great time in Poland!

    Thanks for visiting my blog! :)

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  3. Hi Dewberry,

    Thank you for the recipe! Will try this one of these days and will tell you how it goes!

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  4. Looks lovely and very professionally made!

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  5. Thanks so much for the recipe - it looks so good I am going to try it very soon. Again, thanks so much for sharing
    Regards,
    Mary

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    1. It looks and it is good :) I highly recommend it!

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  6. Thanks for sharing the recipe.. Hope I have "the one fine day" to try yr recipe.

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    1. This recipe is very easy and it doesn't take much time to prepare it :)

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  7. That looks delicious. I think my boys would like that. Might give it a go at the weekend. :)

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    1. I hope you and your family will like it :)

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  8. Beautiful, masterful and delicious!

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